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Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

1. Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

The Vino Bus will pick you up from your home or holiday accommodation at approximately 09:00. From there, you will be driven in comfort to Tamborine Mountain in an air-conditioned mini bus while absorbing the spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes. Visit three award-winning wineries plus Tamborine Mountain's famous distillery.  Each venue will conduct group-guided private tastings, allowing you to try between 6 -10 varieties at each venue. If you like finishing the tour with some beer, you can switch to one of the wineries for a brewery on the day.  A delicious two-course lunch at one of the mountain's top wineries is included in your tour, as well as all of your tasting fees. Snacks and water are also included and available on the bus.  The Vino Bus's entertaining and knowledgeable guide will ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable experience while teaching you a thing or two along the way. Relax on the drive home, or chat to the new friends you've made, and then you will be dropped back at your pick-up point.

From Brisbane: Mt Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

2. From Brisbane: Mt Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

Discover the diverse wildlife of South East Queensland when you travel to Mt Tamborine on this day tour from Brisbane. Often witnessing the elusive lace monitor, inquisitive bush turkeys, a cheeky kookaburra, beautiful white cockatoos and the noisy whip birds who are always calling out to each other. You will take a guided tour through the man-made Glow Worm Caves to experience the magical world of the Glow Worms by visiting The Glow Worm Cave on Tamborine Mountain, located at Cedar Creek Estate Winery. During the tour, the knowledgeable guides will explain about the lifecycle of the Glow Worm and how and why these amazing little creatures emit light. Since its opening in 2005 the glow-worms have thrived reaching over 3000 in number. The Glow Worm Cave entertains the whole family. Enjoy a leisurely lunch break with some yummy hamburgers you even have a time for a cocktail if you so wish! We will even include some time for shopping, before finishing the day at the picturesque Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk attraction. This exciting new Eco-Adventure offers guests a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies. Set in a magical 30 acres of privately owned rainforest beside the crystal clear rock-pools of Cedar Creek on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia. The walk departs directly from the Eco Gallery with a comprehensive array of Australian rainforest flora and fauna displays. The walk takes approximately 45 minutes at a leisurely pace, when pausing to view the many points of interest and information along the way. The entire walk totals 1.5 kms and is a combination of forest floor trails, 300 metres of high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy, and a 40 metre cantilever bridge that soars a breathtaking 30 metres above the creek and rainforest below. Why not book today, let Bums on Seats show you around one of our favourite qeensland places. You will travel in a comfortable airconditioned van with a small-group tour of up to 13 people only ensuring a more personalized experience.

Gold Coast: Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal Show & Dinner

3. Gold Coast: Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal Show & Dinner

Experience an evening of powerful storytelling and Aboriginal rituals, served with a hearty chargrilled feast! Board a bus for transfers from select locations on the Gold Coast, and listen as the guides tell an interactive story en-route to Beenleigh Historical Village.  Mingle with other guests and your hosts on arrival, and purchase drinks from the bar before the show starts. Follow the creation myths of the Dreamtime, and journey through time as the show takes you up to the 1800s. Be mesmerized by an Aborigine storyteller and cast of direct descendants of the story you’ll be walking. Marvel as chapters of a moving story about three Aboriginal brothers is brought to life as you move through a typical 19th-century village. Admire the different stage sets, including a church, and outside jail. Then, feast on a dinner of hearty Australian food and mingle with the cast.

Night Cruise and Brewery Tour with 2 Drinks

4. Night Cruise and Brewery Tour with 2 Drinks

Experience the best Brisbane has to offer in the way of beer with River To Bay’s Brisbane River Day Brewery Tour. River To Bay will take you on a river cruise stopping at some of Brisbane’s most-loved breweries. The customers will experience some of the best Brisbane breweries along the river. The cruise will stop at BrewDog, Sea Legs Brewing, Felons Barrel Hall, or Ballistic Beer West End.

From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

5. From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

Join a fun and truly memorable small-group wine tour of the Gold Coast hinterland wine region. You’ll visit a selection of charming, boutique wineries, indulge in lunch at a winery, and hear stories and tidbits of local history, culture, and winemaking. This easy-going tour is sure to entertain as you discover and have new experiences while tasting some of the region's most celebrated wines. Your tour includes wine tastings, a 2-course lunch by an award-winning chef, optional cheese and fudge tastings, and transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. The proposed itinerary of this winery tour includes visits to Hampton Estate Winery, Witches Falls Winery, Cedar Creek Estate Winery, and Tamborine Mountain Distillery with optional stops at scenic lookouts.

From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

6. From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Start the tour with pickup from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Travel with your expert guide to some of South East Queensland’s best local wineries for guided tastings of award-winning wines. After the tastings, enjoy a gourmet 2-course winery lunch at a beautiful location in the mountains. If the schedule allows, stop to sample locally made liqueurs, spirits, cheese and fudge.

Brisbane: Guided Cocktail Bar Hopping Cruise with 2 Drinks

7. Brisbane: Guided Cocktail Bar Hopping Cruise with 2 Drinks

Experience Brisbane's nightlife in a unique way, by joining a bar-hopping cruise along the river. Take in views of the city skyline as the sun sets and sip on some drinks. Visit 3 vibrant cocktail bars and enjoy incredible discounts to have the time of your life. Start out with a stop at Will and Flow Overwater Bar, with stunning riverfront views and a rustic menu of cocktails, craft beers, and delicious bites. Hop back on board and cruise down to Mary Mae’s Bar and Kitchen, with outdoor terraces, signature drinks, and a laid-back patio. Finish off the evening at Fiume Rooftop Bar and indulge in their killer cocktail list or the refreshing range of spritzes to quench your thirst. Take advantage of priority entry and exclusive offers at each location, and enjoy your relaxing boat trip.

Brisbane: Wine & Food Pairing Experience

8. Brisbane: Wine & Food Pairing Experience

Take part in a must-do gourmet experience during your trip to Brisbane, by heading over to City Winery, located in the Fortitude Valley just a 4-minute drive from Brisbane CBD.  Arrive at City Winery which was the first winery in Brisbane and has been established 1860. Named after the city's last winemaker and viticulturist Carl Gerler the venue is home to Gerler wines that are largely made on site by the acclaimed winemaker Dave Cush. The venue is a fully functioning micro-winery, cellar door, and restaurant with private dining for groups of up to 20 participants.  Meet an expert sommelier or winemaker and begin your wine and food pairing experience. Start by learning about how food and wine work together and what styles of wines work with various types of food. The wine and food masterclass revolves around 6 dishes and wine pairings that in total will be equivalent to a full meal.

Brisbane: Sunshine Coast Food Tour

9. Brisbane: Sunshine Coast Food Tour

Indulge in local produce and iconic ingredients from the Sunshine Coast regions as you visit stops along the way. Get ready for a three-course lunch-time experience with wine and other drinks at three of the stops. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the food you’re eating and the Sunshine Coast's food scene, as well as a little about the areas you’ll visit so you get much more than just the food on your plate. Experience why the Hinterland area is one of the state's best regions to taste farm-to-table dining. Being home to Australia's largest seaport on the Eastern Coast, this area offers fresh seafood which you’ll get to taste directly from the trawler mere meters away. While indulging in various farm-to-table delights, you will also be guided on a journey of the Sunshine Coast's food history.

Brisbane: Personal Southeast Queensland Tour

10. Brisbane: Personal Southeast Queensland Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you'll begin your personal tour allowing your group to experience Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, and everywhere in between on your own terms. You can feel free to put together your own itinerary, or can instead opt for your guides to suggest some locations to suit your needs. Visit the historic sites of Brisbane, including the Brisbane Powerhouse, Petrie Terrace, Paddington, and Red Hill; or take a food-and-wine tour on the Sunshine Coast. Depending on the season you can visit Toowoomba during the Carnival of the Flowers, or choose to visit the tourist sites on the Gold Coast which are available year round. You will be in charge for the duration of your tour, with Southeast Queensland at your group's disposal. As your tour concludes, you will be dropped off at your hotel or another designated point to enjoy the rest of your day.

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We have had a wonderful day on the Mountain with PJ. Best wine tour that I have been on. Great group of people, mixed ages. I highly recommend. The Vino Bus. Thank you PJ for a fantastic day. Lesley.

PJ was an excellent driver/guide and the wineries and distillery were enjoyable. We also had a really fun group.

Lovely day out. Right number of wineries. Guide was spectacular - thanks Matt!

Our guide Matt communicated well, good sense of humor. Kept to the programme

Small group, interesting activities, friendly guide